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Vel’bol neera d’natha nesst vel’uss uriu naubol

ulu elg’car bauth?

‘udtila uk vost ulu ulorith
–wun ukt ehmtu bubble?

Xor, ‘udtila uk fridj retire ulu
natha dro d’tyln waelane bauth
pholor natha but’laeb wun jyzumar

vel’bolen oltan revolves bauth
biu tangis’mzild suingmc
retlah d’sseren-aeros elemmiire?


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L’Har’dro, l’Sssiks, lu’l’Anulo


Usstan inbal luthk rahi
d’har’dro a usstan
‘zil natha yugho belbol
t’yin cal’tuu tonaik
har’dro ‘zil natha umbren.
Fol klezn ph’naut natha olis’inth
nindel Usstan xun.


L’fa’la zatoast junissg uns’aa–l’sssiks,
l’medosek riser (L’sssiks
uriu mzild klezn ulu xun taga uns’aa
Usstan sieva)
Il morfethe ilta ehmtu ssussun.
(Xsa, Primadonna)
Ka Usstan gumash, Usstan orn’la morfeth
ussta ehmtu ssussun.


Ussta waess unl’r lu’l’anulo gos doeb.
Ol unl’r ditronw a l’junction vel’klar
Usstan orn’la tlu anulo.
Nindel’s shu, Usstan xun ol,
Lu’ol zhah naut natha olis’inth.

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Ori’gato Udossa Ku’lam by Orophin Palantír

Writings have been turning up around the place that to my mind have a strange elfish quality to it all.   Normally, we are not in the habit of publishing a whole lot of the confounded stuff since there’s not really a whole lot of demand for elf poetry but this elf has been so vexing and persistent, thus forcing my hand.  There, published. I hope now that the torrent of submissions will subside for awhile.

Ori’gato Udossa Ku’lam by Orophin Palantír

Ori’gato udossa ku’lam early xuil suri
fol tangi uss kre’tan
shaking l’ dew tir l’ plains.

Udos orn kre’j a sleeping t’yin udos orn guuan phor
chasing tizzinen dal udossta zha’trassen.

T’yin udos’ll alu nnabiss zhas onions
—breakfast orn saph mina.
Zexen’uma veir, nindolen onions ph’ zhas.

Siyo, udos orn wussrun’wa udos ph’ noamuth doeb gaer tahta drill
still udos orn tah l’ zhas onion.

Comelinas pholor l’ zet,
sage brush pholor ditronw ji udos alurl zexen’uma veir ulu l’ revis.

L’ buffalo grass orn tlu draa lu’ kitrye inch—izznarg whol nindolen plains.
‘Sinairen zhas ‘zil al.

Ajak: leaflets wun llar sevir ‘em tlu. Okay?
Nindyn ph’ elg’cahl olvan. Sevir ‘em.

Jal udos orn ssinssrin orn tlu zhas onions t’yin breakfast.
Udos alurl alu check a l’ lanke.

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lu’ Usstan llaar don’t zhaun fridj vel’klar

 For anyone with a taste for the writings of Elves, my hat is off to you.  Elf is not easy.  Therefore, it has not been my most favorite thing on earth.  Nonetheless, I have committed myself to the task of reading a bit more of the confounded stuff over the next year or so.  Here is an example of a piece of Dark Elf poetry in  elf-nglish that I think has some merit.

lu’ Usstan llaar don’t zhaun fridj vel’klar

Usstan tlun a l’ intersection
vel’klar foluss tied vel’bol h’uena zhahus
natha balloon ulu natha sluda

-linked fence nindel divides trezen
yvalm dal werneth yvalm traffic.
Usstan tlun paused whol natha phish ssussun–
feithin whol natha to’ryll.
L’ tix balloon uriu verve yol alus drill ol’s uuthli string,
still tied,
still falmar wun biu Oklahoma su’aco.

Lu’ ussta rahi ph’ pholor l’ wheel–
lu’ Usstan tlun ghil longing ulu untie nindel string
ulu plynn ol ‘zil feir ‘zil l’ edge d’ nindol town.

Drill nindel phish ssussun nezmuth’t vaen mal’rak.
Gaer ph’ cars ahead lu’ cars rathrea lu’
Usstan tlun naut getting doeb whol jala xsa balloon string.
Still, ol morfethen uns’aa satiir folbol wun motion

lu’ Usstan llaar don’t zhaun fridj vel’klar.

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Gu’e! Aglust 1 lueth 2

 For anyone with a taste for the writings of Elves, my hat is off to you. Elf is not easy, therefore, it has not been my most favorite thing on earth. However, I have committed myself to the task of reading a bit more of the stuff over the next year or so.. Here is an example of a piece of Dark Elf poetry that I think has some merit.

Aglust 1

Dos ph’ naut aluin ulu cal nindel rusty raisin?
Ol’s dosst lar, drill dos xuat zhaun vel’klar ol’s tlus.

Doeb l’ window, vel’bol xun dos kyorl udossa ‘zil?
Nindyn ph’ reflections d’ udossa wun l’ ujool.

Ji gow nindol auflaque.  Orn dos qualla gow nindol auflaque?
Ssinssriggin l’thin used tlu dosst emp’poss.

Lu’ orn’la naut dos y’sik tlu natha moonbeam?
Swing pholor natha elemmiire?  Lor’ depleted?

Fol dro saph turpentine, xuat dos zhaun?
Fridj re’ew l’ lid rath p’los dos alu.

Aglust 2

 Gaer ph’ Nachos lu’ gaer ph’ Nachos.
L’ difference er’griff outlaws zhaun.

Uss klez subsequently jalbyr,
Civilization started wun natha town ul’kas Ur.

Tala zhah l’ kluchud’ssussun d’ ussta seke ssinssrigin’s lauske.
Folbol tessoe uns’aa we’re naut wun Kansas anymore.

Usstan alurl inbau usstan ulu natha church;
Usstan xal tlu natha “so-and-ji” lu’ natha “such-and-folt.”

Ka dos orn vrine’winith tluin ji positively negative,
Usstan orn vrine’winith tluin ji callously sensitive.

Nindel aeros Usstan gow, zhah ol falann though ol’s gajen November?
Nau.  Nindel’s natha myar Elvis impersonator xunin ‘Ssinssrigg Uns’aa Tender.’

Unwavering naiveté zhah ussta mzilst tounle caracteristique.
Gi, l’ superman suit?
Nindel’s subterfuge, ka dos will–ussta shtick.

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J’nesst, a Dark Elf Love Poem by Kre’tan

The story was that of a young dark elf, Kre’tan, who did once fall deeply in love with a mortal by the name of Barb.   This of course was unlucky not so much in that it deviated a bit from elf  custom– it surely did not.  Stories of steamy love affairs between elves and humans have been written about for ages.  Yet in this instance, the problem which would not work its way out was that Barb did not like Kre’tan at all.  She only wanted him to go away and to stop trampling up her rhododendrons.  However, the undeterred reject would not give up his longing for the beautiful Barb for a long while.  He wrote and sang and performed badly night after night from the street or from her garden.  Then finally, Kre’tan stopped showing up at Barb’s home one evening and that was the end of that.

We have hundreds of  manuscripts that Kre’tan left thrown about in Barb’s front yard.  Here is an example of some of the stuff he would churn out.  This is called in elf language,  J’nesst, or Woman, in the common tongue.


J’nesst, dosst borough zhah zhaunus though
dos toss acorns dal olt spire a uns’aa.
Ph’ naut dosst tsossen jal ghil wun Memphis?
Qualla prep mina whol inspection.
Dorn kyorl wun l’ revi’n lu’ lil’alure
Usstan tlun natha ssinssrigg target.

Sweetness, whol l’ dulcet linath Usstan sundu a dos
Usstan inbau natha simper lu’ biu apian response
Usstan ragar confusing.
Xal yodeling ol ‘sohna orn xxizz xuil nindol?
Lu’ nindol draeval, Bob pholor kazoo xuil accompany.
O la la, nindol zhah l’ m’sig ussta xukuth morfethen whol tau.

Jallil, whol l’ mess dos telanth ussta zha’trassen
inbal morfel pholor dosst rhododendrons qualla commit
uns’aa ulu l’ kul’gobsula d’ dosst ssinssrigg garden, dosst slammer d’ bliss.
Dal gaer Usstan orn kus garlands zhaunus ulu exonerate uns’aa.
Usstan tlun to’ryll wun dosst courtroom; nindol zhal’la account whol folbol.

Honey pie, Usstan inbalus er’griff uss fig wun ussta pocket
ulu share maristo drill l’ morn’lo wun nindol che’el uriu naut tlus ichl valyrin.
Ghil ol zhah, though, saph love–natha disorienting mush.
Ji doer harl ghil. Sila dosst hunger. Udos zhal feast.
Mziln, hurling klezn a uns’aa orn’la tlu easier ghil wun l’ revi’n.

Jabbress d’ ssinssrigg nindel Usstan tlun keen pholor,
dos ‘zil al ‘zil Usstan zhaun l’ daylight dal l’ tangi lu’ l’ nighttime dal l’ isto.
Quin, ah nindol zhaunil, ul’naus udos share, z’klaen whol nin suffice
yol kre’tan uriu sila’ve xuil ol natha rosa sariya, natha paperboy,
lu’ natha xa’huu truck; Lu’, Usstan brorn ka nind onhir dos ‘zil Usstan.

by Kre’tan

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